Thursday, September 17, 2009
What Do I Look At In A Satisfactory Lesson?
1. Teacher monitoring student entrance into the classroom. Stating expectations at each major point of a lesson.
2. Aim, & Do Now,
Collect previous day's homework plus an indication of the expectations
3. Motivation of 5 minutes in the form of a visual, audio selection, journal entry, or connection to the lesson
4. Mini Lesson in which the skill is modeled, and the content is discussed
5. Distribution and explanation of the rubric and/or handouts
6. Explanation of the group work, or differentiated instruction with designated group roles. Steps should be pre-posted on chart paper, or transparency, on PowerPoint, or on a handout
7. Monitoring the progress of the students by taking anecdotal notes as to who is exceeding expectations, meeting expectations and who is below expectations
8. Students respond to or use questions from Habits of Mind and Blooms Taxonomy to share out core understandings that build toward answering the aim
9. Final summary provided by the students either verbally and with an EXIT PASS. Pupils can either repeat, or elaborate on the answer to the aim
10. Homework assignment.